Jim Dunlop Straplock Dual Design Set - Black
About this deal
So, here are seven options for you to consider, plus a free cost suggestion, to keep your guitar off the floor and where it belongs.
Think of them as insurance on your precious guitar. After all, there are plenty of horror stories from folks that did employ them. Their importance became painfully clear to me when I dropped my Strat right on the nail of my big toe while rehearsing bare feet. That was not a fun day, to say the least… Directly drilling holes for the strap pins will ruin your ascosutic if you do it wrong. this is why I advise you to drill at least two pilot holes at the correct position. You need to pay attention to the size of their diameter. Particularly, the diameter of the pilot holes should not be too large, or else, the screw will be loose in the hole. By making the holes slightly smaller than the screws, will make the screws fit nice and tight.Unfortunately, this is mostly understood by folks that have had a guitar plunge to the floor while playing. When this happens, your precious guitar will likely suffer damage. The extent of said damage can vary, but I can assure you from personal experience that it is never pleasant. The first one is a straightforward rubber washer that is placed over your strap and onto the guitar strap button. It has the advantage of being remarkably affordable.
Of course, with such a low price, you will have to accept some trade-offs. Particularly, its screws length are smaller than the holes on the guitar and the button’s nut may gradually loosen overtime. The end-pin is the component that the guitar strap clips onto. However, it does not always hold your guitar securely and your guitar may slip and if you don’t catch it, it will land on the floor and break. It is important to mention that although this two-piece design is more involved than adding a simple rubber washer, they are still convenient. They only take a few minutes to install on your guitar and it is a simple process that does not take much more than common sense.
About Guitar Strap Locks and Strap Buttons
This adapter can be simply removed at any time that you do not need it, and therefore helps you avoid permanent modifications.